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Table 5 Univariate predictors of graduates currently working in a rural environment

From: Medical student selection criteria and socio-demographic factors as predictors of ultimately working rurally after graduation

  Number (%) currently in rural site of practice Odds ratio (Logistic regression) P
Rural background/RCS    
  Urban and RCS non-participant 21/467 (4.5%) 1.0  
  Rural and RCS non-participant 6/51 (11.8%) 2.83 (1.09, 7.38) 0.033
  Urban and RCS participant 22/163 (13.5%) 3.31 (1.77, 6.21) <0.001
  Rural and RCS participant 15/48 (31.2%) 9.65 (4.56, 20.46) <0.001
Age at completion    
  Up to 23 yr 27/425 (6.4%) 1.0  
  24 yr and older 37/304 (12.2%) 2.04 (1.22, 3.44) 0.007
Sex    
  Female 37/404 (9.2%) 1.11 (0.66, 1.87) 0.687
  Male 27/325 (8.3%) 1.0  
IRSAD score    
  Deciles 1-2 2/7 (28.6%) 5.44 (1.02, 29.05) 0.047
  Deciles 3-4 4/19 (21.1%) 3.63 (1.15, 11.51) 0.029
  Deciles 5-6 12/65 (18.5%) 3.08 (1.51, 6.28) 0.002
  Deciles 7-8 10/112 (8.9%) 1.33 (0.64, 2.78) 0.440
  Deciles 9-10 36/526 (6.8%) 1.0  
ASGC-Remoteness area    
  Major Cities 42/621 (6.8%) 1.0  
  Inner regional 9/39 (23.1%) 4.14 (1.84, 9.28) <0.001
  Outer regional 12/55 (21.8%) 3.85 (1.89, 7.84) <0.001
  Remote and Very remote 1/14 (7.1%) 1.06 (0.14, 8.30) 0.955
Secondary school    
  Government 27/243 (11.1%) 1.69 (0.97, 2.92) 0.056
  Independent 29/420 (6.9%) 1.0  
Country of origin    
  Oceania 52/485 (10.7%) 1.0  
  UK and Ireland 2/26 (7.7%) 3.30 (0.78, 13.94) 0.104
  Eastern and SE Asia 6/120 (5.0%) 2.29 (3.10, 17.24) 0.421
  Southern Asia 2/41 (4.9%) 1.45 (0.28, 7.40) 0.657
  Other 2/57 (3.1%) 1.41 (0.19, 10.45) 0.737
  1. Significant P values are in bold-faced type.